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Baby born unable to open his mouth

Baby Wyatt
Baby Wyatt
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People are giving their advice and support on a website devoted to a nine month old baby in Canada who has rare disorder that keeps him from opening his jaw, Fox News reported on Monday.

The condition, called congenital trismus, is so rare that his Ottawa doctors don't know how to treat him. Doctors at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) said the condition causes has caused many problems. Wyatt spent the first three months of his life at the hospital and has been back for many emergency room visits.

His mother Amy Miville says, "Nobody can tell us if Wyatt is going to be better in two years, five years, 10 years, or if he will be eating from a tube the rest of his life."

Wyatt already had a scary episode where he was vomiting and couldn't open his mouth. He was rushed to the hospital, crying and choking, and lost consciousness. Doctors have used Botox to relax Wyatt’s jaw muscles, allowing him to open his mouth a little bit, but it’s not a complete solution.

The condition comes with other problems, too, like an inability to blink, use facial muscles, or swallow.

His parents have started website to get advice from around the world, and nurses have emailed dozens of tips for raising a baby that's fed through tubes, but still, no real solution.

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